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Old 07-20-2005, 08:23 AM   #11
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Well, I hit the field at 0730 today to get a few flights in before heading to the office. Sky clear, wind dying down to where the socks were hanging limp, heavy dew on the strip, temp about 19C. GORGEOUS MORNING!

Fired up the old beater Avistar, taxied out, but COULD NOT GET OFF THE GROUND due to the heavy dew and thick clover. Tried twice and could not get airborne.

Just then the landscape company showed up to give the field a haircut, so I had to give up. They were taking a good inch off the greenery, so it's no wonder my prop was "weed whacking" on it's way down the strip and could not build the necessary RPM.

Maybe this evening when it's hotter than blazes and the wind is blowing dogs off chains I'll get another go at it.
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Old 07-21-2005, 07:18 AM   #12
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Re: Hanging up the wings

Originally Posted by peiviper
Hey Mike

What's going on have not seen you around lately.

Sure hope you don't give up the flying..

check your PM inbox Marvin. If I give up flying it will just be till the oldest child is old enough to learn. Then it's father-daughter time and that is a wife-approved activity.

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Old 07-21-2005, 08:15 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by nony
Waaaay too early!!! None of the clubs I fly at will let any engines fire before 10 AM....
Same here, most are 9am, 10 on Sundays and holidays. Thank goodness for my park flyers and micro heli.... Oh yeah, and Realflight on the home theatre.

I'm in the young kids scenario too, to make it worse, we moved last fall and my honey-do list is longer, and more disappointing than a figure 9.

Work likes to cut into my time a lot lately too and, with my one girls health, we spend a lot of time with doctors lately.

Still, I do manage to find some time, mostly Sunday and the occasional weekend event. Building time is mostly evenings after the kids go to bed, Sundays during the cold weather.

Early mornings are great for that test flight, especially of the smaller electric stuff.
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Old 07-22-2005, 09:10 AM   #14
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I alos like to fly in the morning ,around 9.30.THE sun can be a distraction though.Have to admit though when is a windy day,wind tends to go down in evenning.Later Barry
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Old 07-22-2005, 12:55 PM   #15
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During the summer, I usually go flying with Andrew in the middle of the day. It's nice because we can have everything packed up and headed to the field by noon. After a few good flights we get back by about 4 to 5 o'clock.

At least one day every weekend is set aside for flying like this, and I love it!

However, I do like getting out in the morning during the week for a few good flights with an electric plane. For a few months during the school year (late april, may, and early june), I would try to get up at around 5:30 to get out and get a half an hour of flying in. I'm lucky because we're in a small town and there is a nice baseball field right near my house.

But now that we're into summer vacation, I'm lucky if I get up before 10:00
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Old 07-22-2005, 01:24 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Noin
I would love to fly at dawn., but my club prohibits flying before 9:00am. I think it would be wonderful to enjoy the early morning as you described it. Oh well just another reason to dream of my perfect flying location.

Get one of those gliders going!

I am sure you won't get any complaints from the neighbours with the faint woooshing sound a Hi-Start makes!

When the Mississauga Model Flying Club had their field on Hwy 10 behind the Garden Alotments the Glider Drivers were allowed to fly any time after sunrise but no power to 9:00 AM.

Seems like a workable soloution to me.
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Old 07-22-2005, 04:38 PM   #17
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I actually inquired about this and the reply was:

There was a complaint sometime ago, in some other club, about flying gliders before the posted allowed time. The complaint was from a neighbor to the field and it seems that the noise was too much. Turns out that the noise was from someone near by using a chainsaw or some other small gas engine machine and the complaintant wasn't wise enough to know the difference. Thus the no fly before X:XX time is strictly enforced.

Hows that for fun?...lol
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Old 07-22-2005, 11:53 PM   #18
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The wind goes down in the evening just before dusk and usually comes up again by 10:00 am. I'm all packed up and gone by 8:30 am. Middle of the day has got to be the worst time to be flying. Hey, I am a wind flyer too so don't go there. But flying in calm conditions is WAY more pleasant.

By not opening up the field until 10:00 am you club is restricting you from the best flying conditions available. I can understand the need if there are picky residents close by. However, if your field is removed from residences as it should be - then you should be having a meeting to resolve the time restriction ASAP.
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